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Duct Testing and Sealing in Whittier, CA
The majority of homeowners use ducted, forced air heating and cooling systems in order to keep their homes comfortable throughout the year. These systems, including gas and electric furnaces, heat pumps, and central air conditioners, are dependable, effective, and efficient – so long as every component in these systems is pulling its weight. This simply won’t be the case if their ductwork is leaking.
Should you have any reason to believe that your air ducts are compromised, contact a member of our team right away. We offer professional duct testing and duct sealing in Whittier, CA. We can not only tell you with certainty if your air ducts are leaking, but we can resolve the problem effectively and with the quality that property owners have come to expect from Greenleaf Heating & Cooling.
Testing Ducts Is a Job for the Pros
Your ductwork is probably largely hidden from view. After all, air ducts are not exactly eye–catching decoration for a home. Because of their location behind walls and above ceilings, you may think that inspecting your ductwork is not really possible. While a full visual inspection may be out of the question, though, thorough duct testing in Whittier, CA is quite possible.
It is, however, a job that must be handled by trained professionals. Only qualified technicians have the tools and training necessary to properly test ducts. We will seal off your registers, attach a finely calibrated fan to your ductwork, and pressurize the system. We can then measure the actual pressure against the fan’s output in order to determine how airtight your ducts are. If there are leaks, then we can go about pinpointing them.
How to Seal Leaky Ducts
Now that you know how to test ducts, you may be wondering how it is that ductwork is sealed. Again, this is a job for trained professionals only. If you think that you can get it done with some elbow grease and a roll of duct tape, think again.
In fact, duct tape should never be used to seal ducts, as it breaks down too quickly. Instead, a mastic sealant is spread over tears and breaches. This mastic hardens as it dries. That creates a strong and long–lasting seal over the leak. We fix it right the first time!
Benefits of Professional Duct Sealing
You may be wondering if sealing your ductwork is really that important. The short answer is yes, it absolutely is. There are a lot of ways in which leaky ductwork in Whittier, CA can negatively affect you. When we seal your air ducts, you can expect to see some benefits firsthand.
- Improved comfort. If you are trying to heat or cool your home with leaking ductwork, you are not going to be living in the level of comfort you deserve. You’ll likely struggle to heat or cool your home evenly, resulting in hot and cold spots.
- Better indoor air quality. While air leaking out of your ductwork is a big concern when your system is leaking, you should also consider the pollutants that are making their way into your air ducts. Once they get in, your ductwork itself may be responsible for distributing pollutants throughout the whole house.
- Increased efficiency. Air leaking out of your ducts may not be a total loss, as it will wind up somewhere in your home. However, it will probably not wind up where you intended. That will cause your system to work overtime, resulting in higher energy costs.
Schedule your duct testing and sealing services with the pros on our team.